HC Deb 17 April 1972 vol 835 c2W
35. Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry why he has decided to terminate the special arrangements with India immediately if Great Britain joins the Common Market; what representations he has received from the Indian Government to retain the present trading agreements until 1975; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. John Davies

Obligations which the United Kingdom would assume on entry into the E.E.C. would be incompatible with those in the Anglo-Indian Trade Agreement. No representations have been received from the Indian Government to postpone the consequential termination of the bilateral agreement.